Noble Ale Works wins three medals and Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster at 2016 World Beer Cup℠
(Anaheim, CA) – The biennial World Beer Cup took place last Friday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with over 1,900 breweries from 55 countries submitting nearly 6,600 different beers. 96 different beer styles were judged by an international panel of 253 judges coming from 31 countries to critique, judge, and award the beers, making the event a truly global affair. Despite the monumental challenge of competing against the largest field in the history of the event and having never won a medal at World Beer Cup before, Noble Ale Works had a major milestone of a day, receiving three medals and the 2016 Champion Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster award.
Noble’s I Love It! California IPA won a Gold medal in the category with the largest amount of submissions (American-Style IPA with 275 entries), Gosebusters Gose with Magnolia Tea won a Silver medal in German-Style Sour Ale, and Nobility Imperial IPA won Bronze in the category with the second-largest field (Imperial IPA with 181 entries). Along with the three medals, Head Brewer Evan Price and Noble Ale Works were also awarded the prestigious World Beer Cup 2016 Champion Brewery and Brewmaster award in the Small Brewing Company category (limited to breweries that produce between 1,001-15,000 barrels of beer per year), no small feat when considering the ever-burgeoning number of craft breweries that span the globe.
“It’s incredible; we’re very grateful and humbled to be counted among some of the best breweries on the planet. Honestly, it’s so surreal to win anything at the World Beer Cup, let alone everything we took home,” Price said. CEO Brian Rauso sees these accolades as signs of a promising future for Noble, especially as the brewery is currently in an expansion phase that will double both brewing production and the size of the tasting room in Anaheim, CA, by 2017. “This is such an encouraging moment for Noble,” Rauso stated, “especially as we take a giant step forward with our expansion. It feels great to be recognized for what we’ve done here; it truly validates our desire to grow this company and get more of our quality beer out to market.”
Noble Ale Works is located in the Platinum Triangle community just off Katella Avenue and the 57 Freeway in Anaheim, California. The brewery and tasting room are open seven days a week and are located within walking distance to Angel Stadium and Honda Center.